3 Reality Shows Setting the Stage for Successful Fundraising
The Salvation Army puts the “fun” in “fundraising”!
As an organization that relies on the pocketbooks and prayers of American supporters, local units of The Salvation Army certainly come up with creative ways to engage the interest of the public in serving their community members in need.
Specifically noted in the article is the St. Louis Garbage Bag Gala, an event modeled after the show “Project Runway” where designers create outfits out of, well, garbage bags. The Pittsburgh Salvation Army actually launched this idea 10 years ago and The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command recently put on their own Upscale Resale fashion show back in April.
And although “Hefty bag couture” is probably not a name you’ll see in Vogue Magazine anytime soon, you’d be amazed at the couture dresses that are created by women determined to raise awareness and money for local families in need.
In fact, the night of fun and fashion in St. Louis is expected to raise at least $12,500 with an additional $25,000 anticipated from additional sponsorship fees. In the area and want to attend? Click here to buy tickets!
Just like the TV show, teams of two race across the city on a scavenger hunt performing stunts and activities at various stations. Corporate sponsors to these events have raised thousands of dollars with all proceeds directed towards the social service programs of The Salvation Army. (If you’re interested in registering or supporting, click here to learn more.)
To check out the full article from Chronicle of Philanthropy, click here.
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